Live updates


Ched 'always maintained he was wrongly convicted'

Ched Evans Credit: PA

People supporting Ched Evans have released a statement following the news that his conviction is being referred for appeal.

They say they welcome the decision for the conviction to go to appeal adding: "Ched and those who closely support him, have always maintained that he was wrongly convicted and using new information that was not presented at his trial, we expect that in time his conviction will be quashed."

Ched Evans conviction referred to Court of Appeal

Ched Evans's conviction for rape has been referred to the Court of Appeal.

He previously denied the charge but was sentenced to five years' in prison.

Ched Evans's conviction will go to the Court of Appeal Credit: PA

The decision of the Commission is not a judgment on guilt of innocence in relation to Ched Evans, nor is it a judgment about the honesty or integrity of the victim or any other person involved in the case.

Our role is to consider applications to see if, in our judgment, there is any basis on which to ask the court to hear a fresh appeal – that is our statutory responsibility.

In this case we have identified new material which was not considered by the jury at trial and which in our view might have assisted the defence. In those circumstances, it is right and proper for the matter to be before the Court so that they can decide whether or not the new information should affect the verdict in this case.

– Richard Foster, Chair of the Criminal Cases Review Commission,


Earthquake reported in Newbridge

The British Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake in Newbridge.

The British Geological Survey says the quake struck in Newbridge Credit: British Geological Survey

Their website reports the quake measured 1.4 in magnitude and occurred in the early hours of this morning at a depth of 2km.

It follows another small earthquake last week in Powys.

Load more updates Back to top